Flying Forms

Flying Forms is a baroque chamber music ensemble known for their innovative presentations. Ensemble members include Steppingstone Alum and harpsichordist Tami Morse, violinist Marc Levine, and baroque cellist Tulio Rondon.

Formed out of a passion for performing early chamber music Flying Forms collaborates with prominent musicians, musicologists and baroque dancers in a wide variety of programs from traditional to experimental. Recent performances have included concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, Symphony Space, (le) Poisson Rouge and Stony Brook University where the group presented a concert of seven new works commissioned for period instruments. Also of note is Flying Forms' second appearance at the Boston Early Music Festival in June of 2009 where the group produced and performed, as part of a New York/Boston tour, a fully staged and critically acclaimed production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. In Saint Paul, Minnesota, where the group is based, Flying Forms has performed and taught extensively in local schools, universities and concert venues. This includes the new space, The Baroque Room, located in downtown Saint Paul, which the group created in 2011 and currently manages. Hailed by harpsichordist Arthur Haas as "the bright future of early music," Flying Forms is committed to being a presence that transforms communities and inspires expression through excellence in performance, innovative education and creative collaboration.

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Michigan Philharmonic

The MICHIGAN PHILHARMONIC, under the direction of Nan Washburn, now looks forward to its exciting 68th Season, the third under the organization's new name. For 65 years, the orchestra was known as the Plymouth Symphony, and also Orchestra Canton for its smaller presentations. Now, as the Michigan Philharmonic, we continue offering exciting new opportunities to provide culturally enriching and educational programming in Plymouth, Canton and surrounding communities. The orchestra plays a full season of concerts from October to May, with several special concerts and events throughout the year.

A unique feature of the Michigan Philharmonic is the adventuresome programming which has garnered the orchestra 5 ASCAP awards. By highlighting new music at each concert, our audiences have the opportunity to meet composers and gain an appreciation of the wonderful, new repertoire in the classical music genre.The Philharmonic also sponsors the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, providing a unique, enriching and exciting musical experience for aspiring young players throughout Southeastern Michigan.

In 2013, the orchestra was awarded the prestigious Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant and 2nd Place honors from The American Prize, professional orchestra division.

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